BEng Chemical Engineering


4 years

Study type


Credit hours



A mix of coursework and examination
Total Tuition Fees : Omani Students OMR 15,300
First Year: OMR 4,400
Second Year: OMR 4,400
Third Year (Professional Placement): OMR 2,100
Fourth Year: OMR 4,400
Total Tuition Fees : International Students OMR 16,800
First Year: OMR 4,900
Second Year: OMR 4,900
Third Year (Professional Placement): OMR 2,100
Fourth Year: OMR 4,900

The Muscat University undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering  will help you to develop excellent scientific and  analytical skills especially with the current global shift  towards renewable energy sources. Chemical Engineers are the ones responsible for the creation of everyday products used in our world today including the safe and profitable production of chemicals and materials required to create clothing, food, medicine, transport, home entertainment systems, etc. This degree programme is one of a set of undergraduate programmes carefully designed and offered at Muscat University to ensure you are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies  to be successful in your future  chosen career.

The BEng in chemical engineering is designed to develop your engineering skills, in the context of a firm grounding in chemistry. Your first year will equip you with fundamentals of Chemistry and in later years you will go on to specialise at a more advanced level in the core engineering topics. In addition, you will study the important topics of business, management and sustainability, all the while developing and applying problem-solving skills. Your computer modelling skills will also be developed with a strong emphasis on process simulation. 
You will spend your third year on placement in industry. This experience will be of great benefit both in terms of your development as an engineer and in your final year performance.

The BEng in Chemical Engineering aims to:

  • Provide a thorough grounding in the basic principles of chemical engineering.
  • Provide students with appropriately structured curricula, combining teaching in theoretical and knowledge-based principles with practical skills training.
  • Produce graduate engineers with the qualities and skills that are in demand by employers and who are able to make a valuable contribution to society.
  • Offer students the opportunity to obtain relevant industrial experience by providing the option of a sandwich year for an industry placement.

Applicants will typically need one of the following qualifications (or international equivalent (typically high school leaving certificate) recognised by Ministry of Education) for admission to the programme:

  • A Level: Minimum grades BCC  to include Maths minimum grade B and Chemistry minimum grade C (Note: A level subject: Use of Mathematics is not accepted), and where possible: a minimum of 2 GCSE (or equivalent) grades A*-C
  •  IB:  Minimum 28 points, with minimum scores of 5, 4, 4, at Higher level to include  minimum score of 4 in Chemistry HL and minimum score of 5 in Maths HL
  • Successful completion of the Muscat University Foundation Programme
  • A student who successfully completed the foundation year in any other educational institution can be admitted to the programme.  Applicant must have taken Pure Mathematics module and a chemical module The application will subject to evaluation by the university’s academic prior to the admission.
  • A student who has completed at least one academic year in an academic institution without studying a foundation year such as the Australian Matriculation, Canadian Matriculation or any other equivalent qualification can be admitted to the programme.  Applicant must have taken a Pure Mathematics module and a chemical module. The application will subject to evaluation by the university’s academic prior to the admission.

All applicants will be required to provide evidence of a recognised English language qualification, which include the following

  • GCSE English language: Minimum grade C
  • IB English language: Minimum score of 5 in English at Standard level or Minimum score of 4 in English at Higher level
  • Muscat University Foundation Programme (MUFP): Minimum score of 50% in the Academic Reading and Writing module, and Academic Listening and Speaking module or its equivalent modules in other institutions’ Foundation Year
  • IELTS:   Minimum of 6.0 overall
  • TOEFL:   Minimum of 78 overall
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Chemical Engineering MathematicsProcess DesignProfessional Placement YearProcess Economics and Loss Prevention
Chemistry for EngineersTransfer ProcessesProfessional Placement YearAdvanced Process Design
Design and BuildProcess Control and Instrumentation Sustainability Project
Process and Product DesignSeparation Processes Particle Processing
Introduction to Transfer ProcessesOptional Modules: 
–Catalytic Process Technologies 
-Introduction to Business Management
 Optional Modules: 
-Energy Efficiency 
-Advances in Biomaterial Science
Health, Safety and the EnvironmentProcess Simulation Reaction Engineering
Physical Chemistry for EngineersReaction Kinetics Process and Pollution Control
Professional Skills for Chemical EngineersIntroduction to Particle Processing Advanced Separation Processes
States of MatterEngineering Materials Advanced Transfer Processes
 Energy Supply Optional Modules: